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Stroke Missed by Primary Care Physician After Automotive Accident PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT Expert Case

…  middle cerebral artery. It was proposed by the treating physicians that the plaques became destabilized during the traumatic whiplash …  man reported body ache and neck pain to his primary care physician. His primary care physician dismissed these complaints as …

Unsterilized Instruments During Suture Removal Leads to Arm Amputation PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT Expert Case

…  Three weeks later, the patient returned to the primary physician‘s office for suture removal. The physician removed the sutures with unsterilized forceps. Additionally, the medical assistant claims the utensils used for suture extraction were “exposed all …

Infectious Disease Physician Fails to Prevent Pneumonia in HIV Patient PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT Expert Case

…  therapy. The patient would see his infectious disease physician every couple of months for disease monitoring. In between visits, he …  showing a level of 190 cells/mm^3. The doctor’s physician assistant collected sputum from the patient but did not initiate therapy. He …

Emergency Medicine Physician Neglects to Call Psychiatry Consult PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT Expert Case

This case involves a thirty-four-year-old male patient, with a significant medical history of mental issues, including paranoid schizophrenia. He was brought to the ER by the police after a delusional episode and was treated with a number of psychotropic m …

Patient Dies From Heroin Smuggling Intoxication PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT Expert Case

Patient Dies From Heroin Smuggling Intoxication

This case involves a twenty-two-year-old male with no significant medical history. He was transferred from the airport to the emergency department in a semiconscious state after returning from a 3-week vacation in a malarial zone. According to one of his t …